Bio
Subkhiddin Mohd Salleh
Born: 1966-11-17
Intl. since: 2000-01-01
Hometown: Parit Buntar (Perak)
Country: Malaysia
Speaks: Malay, English
Occupation: school teacher
Hobbies: Bowling

Subkhiddin Mohd Salleh, one of the best Asian referees of his time, was selected to officiate at the World Cup U-20 2007 in Canada and the one in 2009 in Egypt. He took charge of matches in Asia Cup, the AFC Champions League etc etc, see his palmares. He had to retire internationally because of his age at the end of 2011.

Elite

From 2008 Modh Salleh is on the AFC Elite referee list and he was selected for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, but only got to be the 4th official.

Did you know
U20

  • One of Subkhiddin's designated assistants for the World Cup 2010, the Thai Thanom Borikut, was arrested November 2009 for having killed his boss, the director of the education department where he worked. Thanom was seen on camera, planting a bomb which later went off and killed the director. Thanom later said he was mad at his boss because he "did not give him fair treatment and often barred him from officiating overseas as a Fifa referee"
    source Bangkok Post
    (You wonder what good are cameras if they capture both the planting and the exploding of a bomb.)
  • After evaluating his performances in FIFA matches, Fifa dropped him of the list of prospective World Cup referees for 2006. Subkhiddin Mohd Salleh kept his head high and said he will definitely be there next time in 2010. He was, but then again, he wasn't really (only as a 4th official)
  • During a penalty shootout in the match Japan-Jordan, held in China, Subkhiddin made a decision that probably cost him a place on the list for Germany 2006. After Shunsuke Nakamura and Brazilian-born Alex had shot over the bar, the Japanese bench and several players complained to match officials about the condition of the turf around the penalty spot. Japan coach Zico held up Jordan's second kick to protest. The shootout was delayed for at least five minutes as a furious row between players, coaches and match officials erupted.
    Amid the confusion, Malaysian referee Subkhiddin Mohd Salleh suddenly ordered the teams to switch ends.
    According to the Jordanese coach his team had almost already reached the semifinals. He said he had never seen a referee change ends just because one team asked him too.
    Maybe because of the delay and all the emotions, Jordan missed three chances to win after the shootout was resumed.
    According to Zico the Jordan players misbehaved. Also the hostility of the crowd in the Chinese stadium was a reason for quickly leaving the county.
  • Subkhiddin Mohd Salleh and his assistants Mohamad Rodzali Yacob (Malaysia) and Mohamed Saeed (Maldives) were sent home from the FIFA World Youth Championship in the Netherlands 2005, after at least one of them failed the fitness test.
  • Mohd Saleh is a teacher at the Vocational High School in Nibong Tebal, Penang.
  • During the qualifier Indonesia - Oman for the 2011 Asian Cup, a Indonesian fan entered the field, took the ball and ran towards the Oman goal. The Omani goalkeeper actually defended his goal and stopped the man (and the ball) before a policeman managed to grab the fan.
  • During the 2007 Youth World Cup, a Portuguese u-20 player grabbed the red card from Mohd Saleh's hand while the referee held it in the air for another Portugal player. Mohd Saleh sent them both off, but it didn't look as if the Malay referee had much authority over the youth players.
    There was also a red for Chile in that match, and 9 yellows.
Statistics
Statistics for SUBKHIDDIN MOHD SALLEH
Totals Home Away Total
Penalties 9 7 16
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 132 152 284
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 14 7 21
Averages Home Away Total
Penalties 0.11 0.09 0.1
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 1.67 1.92 1.8
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 0.18 0.09 0.13

Based on 79 international matches

Matches
MATCHES FOR SUBKHIDDIN MOHD SALLEH
Date Score Yellow Red Penalties Fouls
AFC Champions League 2011
group stageBunyodkor (Kuruvchi)Al Wahda2011-05-033 - 2 1 (1-0)0 (0-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)
group stageShanghai ShenhuaSydney FC2011-04-192 - 3 5 (2-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageMelbourne VictoryJeju United2011-03-151 - 2 2 (1-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageAl Ittihad JeddahPiroozi Athletic2011-03-023 - 1 3 (0-3)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
Asian Cup 2011
1/4 finalsJapanQatar2011-01-213 - 2 4 (3-1)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageIraqKorea DPR2011-01-191 - 0 1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageBahrainIndia2011-01-145 - 2 3 (1-2)1 (1-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
group stageKorea DPRUAE2011-01-110 - 0 3 (2-1)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
President's Cup 2010
finalDordoi-DynamoYadanarbon2010-09-260 - 1 8 (4-4)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
AFC Champions League 2010
1/2 finalsZob AhanAl Hilal (SA)2010-10-061 - 0 4 (2-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageSepahanAl Shabab (SA)2010-04-131 - 0 6 (3-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageShandong LunengPohang Steelers2010-03-301 - 2 3 (2-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageAdelaide UnitedSanfrecce Hiroshima2010-03-243 - 2 3 (2-1)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageSeongnam Ilhwa ChunmaKawasaki Frontale2010-02-232 - 0 5 (2-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
preliminariesShb Da NangMuang Thong Utd2010-01-310 - 3 10 (7-3)2 (2-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Asian Cup 2011 qualifiers
IndonesiaOman2010-01-061 - 2 5 (3-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 2009 u20
round of 16Hungary u20Czech Republic u202009-10-062 - 2 6 (4-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageTahiti u20Venezuela u202009-09-280 - 8 1 (1-0)2 (2-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)
group stageParaguay u20Italy u202009-09-250 - 0 3 (2-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
AFC Champions League 2009
round of 16Pohang SteelersNewcastle Jets2009-06-246 - 0 4 (0-4)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
group stageNagoya GrampusUlsan Hyundai2009-05-064 - 1 4 (3-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageAl Ittihad JeddahAl Jazira2009-04-221 - 1 4 (4-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageSaba BatteryPakhtakor2009-04-070 - 2 3 (2-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageKashima AntlersShanghai Shenhua2009-03-182 - 0 5 (2-3)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageAl Hilal (SA)Saba Battery2009-03-111 - 1 4 (1-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
play-offsSingapore Armed ForcesPSMS Medan2009-02-252 - 1 6 (1-5)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
AFC Champions League 2008
final (2nd leg)Adelaide UnitedGamba Osaka2008-11-120 - 2 4 (2-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageChangchun YataiAdelaide United2008-05-220 - 0 4 (3-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageBunyodkor (Kuruvchi)Al Ittahad (SYR)2008-05-072 - 0 5 (1-4)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageBeijing GuoanKashima Antlers2008-04-231 - 0 3 (1-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageMelbourne VictoryGamba Osaka2008-04-093 - 4 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stagePakhtakorAl Qadsia2008-03-120 - 1 5 (1-4)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
final stageKorea Republic OTBahamas OT2007-11-210 - 0 4 (1-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
final stageSaudi Arabia OTJapan OT2007-09-080 - 0 4 (1-3)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 2010 qualifiers - Asia
JapanQatar2009-06-101 - 1 2 (1-1)0 (0-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)
Saudi ArabiaUAE2009-04-013 - 2 4 (3-1)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
UzbekistanBahrain2009-02-110 - 1 8 (3-5)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UAEIran2008-11-191 - 1 4 (3-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
4th stageQatarUzbekistan2008-09-063 - 0 5 (1-4)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
3rd stageKorea RepublicKorea DPR2008-06-220 - 0 2 (1-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
3rd stageKuwaitUAE2008-06-142 - 3 6 (3-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
3rd stageOmanJapan2008-06-071 - 1 1 (1-0)2 (1-1)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)
UzbekistanSaudi Arabia2008-03-263 - 0 2 (0-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
AustraliaQatar2008-02-063 - 0 2 (1-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
UAEVietnam2007-10-285 - 0 3 (1-2)1 (0-1)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
WC 2007 u20
group stageScotland u20Costa Rica u202007-07-071 - 2 3 (2-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stagePanama u20Argentina u202007-07-030 - 6 2 (1-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
round of 16Chile u20Portugal u202007-06-121 - 0 9 (5-4)3 (1-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
AFC Final Round
final stageKorea Republic OTBahrain OT2007-11-210 - 0 4 (1-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
final stageSaudi Arabia OTJapan OT2007-09-080 - 0 5 (2-3)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
2nd stageKorea Republic OTUAE OT2007-06-063 - 1 1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
AFC Champions League 2007
final (1st leg)SepahanUrawa Red Diamonds2007-11-071 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageAl RayyanZawra'a Club2007-05-231 - 3 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageAdelaide UnitedSeongnam Ilhwa Chunma2007-04-112 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageSydney FCUrawa Red Diamonds2007-03-212 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
group stageAl Hilal (SA)Kuwait SC2007-03-071 - 1 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Club World Cup 06
1/2 finalsAl AhlyInternacional2006-12-131 - 2 4 (2-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
AFC Cup 2006
group stageMahindra UnitedAl Ahed2006-05-022 - 1 2 (2-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
AFC Champions League 2006
group stageTokyo Verdy 1969Ulsan Hyundai2006-03-080 - 2 1 (1-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Asian Cup 2007 qualifiers
ChinaIraq2006-11-151 - 1 3 (1-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
BahrainAustralia2006-02-221 - 3 2 (1-1)1 (1-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)
WC 2005 u17
1/4 finalsCosta Rica u17Mexico u172005-09-251 - 3 5 (4-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageQatar u17Gambia u172005-09-201 - 3 6 (3-3)1 (1-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)
group stageCote d'Ivoire u17Italy u172005-09-173 - 4 2 (0-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 2006 qualifiers - Oceania
play-offsAustraliaSolomon Islands2005-09-037 - 0 1 (1-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
friendly
Hong KongParaguay2010-11-170 - 7 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Korea RepublicGermany2004-12-193 - 1 1 (1-0)0 (0-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)
WC 2006 qualifiers - Asia
3rd stageUzbekistanKuwait2005-08-173 - 2 7 (3-4)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
3rd stageBahrainJapan2005-06-030 - 1 5 (2-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
3rd stageSaudi ArabiaKorea Republic2005-03-252 - 0 4 (1-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
3rd stageBahrainIran2005-02-090 - 0 1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
2nd stageIndonesiaSaudi Arabia2004-10-121 - 3 7 (2-5)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
2nd stageTajikistanSyria2004-09-080 - 1 6 (2-4)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Olympic Games 2004
group stageSerbia and Montenegro OTAustralia OT2004-08-141 - 5 5 (3-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageMali OTMexico OT2004-08-110 - 0 5 (3-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Asian Cup 2004
1/4 finalsJapanJordan2004-07-311 - 1 3 (1-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageChinaBahrain2004-07-172 - 2 6 (3-3)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
WC 2002 qualifiers - Asia
2nd stageIranBahrain2001-09-140 - 0 5 (1-4)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1st stageIraqNepal2001-04-234 - 2 5 (1-4)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)